Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 08/27/2016


Photo taken on June 15, 2016



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purple climber crab
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Purple Climber Crab

Purple Climber Crab
I an not sure of the identity of this beautiful little crab but we saw quite a few of them on the Mangrove roots on the edge of the beach at Cape Tribulation. I think they are a species of Mangrove Crab, Metopograpsus frontalis, but am not certain. They were 5-6 cm and were very hard to photograph since they preferred the other side of the root from the photographer. Thanks, Fizzie, for confirming my ID, even though I didn't have the common name correct, and for the spelling correction.

niraK68, Rol/photo, Valfal, Marco and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Well found Ron.
12 months ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Aww... what a colourful little fellow! Great find!
12 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Wonderful capture of this blue crab. Well done Ron Regards Tess.
I see Fizzie got the correct ID.
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Beautiful blue crab!
12 months ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! very beautiful shot
12 months ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Well captured. Nice blue, Ron.
12 months ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Great capture.
12 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Superbe et remarquable angle de prise de vue ++++++
12 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admired in:
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Happy weekend .
12 months ago.
Neal Hanko
Neal Hanko
great shot
12 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
superbe
12 months ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
ID = Purple Climber Crab (Metopograpsus frontalis).... Cute little things, aren't they? Quite variable, too, which makes them difficult to ID sometimes. Great find & capture!!
12 months ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Belle découverte !
12 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Jolie capture et couleur, jamais vu des bleus !
12 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Very fast they are, aren't they ?
Excellent focus and colors Ron.
12 months ago.
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never saw one with those colours.. Good catch!
12 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Très bien vu et joli..
12 months ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating crab
12 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Terrific capture Ron. Love it
12 months ago.
8adam8
8adam8
Fantastische Farben! Exzellente Aufnahme, Ron!
12 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
What a cracking little capture!
12 months ago.
(*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*)
Great find this beautiful crab! Thanks for the info too
12 months ago.
Ewald's Augenblicke
Ewald's Augenblicke
Wunderbare Aufnahme!!!*********
12 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Gorgeous colour !
12 months ago.
Esther
Esther
What a fascinating little creature.
12 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Back to say
Congratulations on Explore Frontpage & What's Hot. Well deserved for this image Well done Ron Regards Tess.
12 months ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Blue Crab
12 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Wonderful capture, Ron !
12 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A nice macro capture, Ron
12 months ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Magnifique aussi
12 months ago.
niraK68
niraK68
wow great colour
12 months ago.